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Position Title: Counselor Department: NEOCC

Supervisor: Manager / Coordinator Job Family: Clinical

FLSA status: Exempt EEO Code: Professional

Effective Date: 01/19

Duties and Responsibilities:

I. Clinical Management

Screening and Intake

Assists Intake Coordinator with screens for new clients to determine client appropriateness for admission to the program and conducts intake interviews of new clients admitted to the program

New Client Orientation

Assists Intake Coordinator with orientation sessions with clients newly admitted to the program to ensure that all clients understand and acknowledge all program rules, regulations and expectations


Conducts CIAI-C assessment interviews with new clients and prepares psychosocial histories

Identifies client presenting problems in preparation for treatment plan development

Treatment Planning and Implementation

Develops initial and individualized treatment plans which address client presenting problems

Develops targeted behavioral goals and appropriate treatment modalities

Specifies target dates for attaining stated treatment objectives

Monitors, evaluates and documents client progress toward attaining treatment goals, and revises treatment plans as needed to enhance client outcomes

Maintains case documentation in confidential files

Follows standardized operating procedures and practices for service delivery that ensure client confidentiality, timely and appropriate care, and quality client outcomes

Counseling Services

Provides individual and group counseling services to clients and their families

Provides crisis intervention services to clients

Functions as part of a treatment team to ensure that client needs are being systematically and comprehensively addressed

Discharge Planning

Prepares client discharge summaries and aftercare plans

Makes referrals to other organizations or providers at the time of case closing, if appropriate during active treatment and / or at the time of case closings

Case management

Assists case managers in scheduling events, activities, and appointments for clients when needed.

II. Quality Assurance and Improvement

a. Maintains complete, legible, and timely documentation of client progress.

b. Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement activities as stipulated in the agency Continuous Quality Improvement Plan.

c. Works with data entry in order to ensure organized, complete and filed charts.

III. Other

a. Attends all mandatory meetings and training sessions.

b. Completes all training requirements.

c. All other duties as assigned.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

Knowledge of core program services

Broad clinical/problem assessment skills with specialization in alcohol and other drug assessment and intervention

Knowledge of individual counseling and group facilitation techniques

Crisis intervention skills

Knowledge of community-based resources and accessing insurance benefits

Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Computer literacy beneficial

Credentials / Academic Requirements:

Bachelors degree in a human services related discipline or comparable job experience

Minimum of two (2) years work experience in counseling or social work settings

LSW or LPC with Chemical Dependency focus

Must possess either Chemical Dependency Counselor certification or be registered with the Ohio Credentialing Board as a candidate for CDC certification

Job Type: Full-time


counseling: 2 years (Preferred)


Youngstown, OH (Preferred)

Work authorization:

United States (Required)

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